Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Submitting your dieline to a diemaker, part of Package Design with Illustrator.
…Once you have your refined Dieline in hand, you have to get it to the diemaker.…Now, typically diemakers do not use a graphics…program like Adobe Illustrator to create the cutting die.…So you may be required to offer a different file format.…You can ask the printer or the converter for this information as…they work directly with the diemaker or perhaps have an in-house resource.…Now you'll also need to know how they…would like you to transfer the file to them.…So if the diemaker doesn't use something like…Adobe Illustrator, what file formats do they use?…Well, there are several, but typically you're…going to find them falling in the CAD category.…
So, computer aided design here.…And one of the bigger names in this is AutoCAD.…And from Illustrator you can actually export out a AutoCAD…DWG file or drawing file, or perhaps even a DXF file.…Other acceptable formats would include the Enhanced Metafile,…or EMF file, and a Windows Metafile, or .WMF file.…So let's take a look at how we…can export these file types directly from Illustrator.…
- Choosing a package type
- Determining package size
- Examining design considerations
- Creating a mockup
- Laying out your package design
- Creating your own barcode
- Preparing artwork
- Creating a 3D structure
- Incorporating cutting die CAD
- Creating a print-ready PDF
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Before You Begin
2. Design Considerations
3. Preparing the Package Structure
4. Laying Out Your Design
5. Adding Barcodes
6. Proofing Your Design
7. Working with CAD
Adjusting a dieline4m 34s
8. Preparing Your Design for Printing
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